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Taboo Studio

1615½ W. Lewis Street

San Diego, CA 92103


gallery news

Drums 1 brooch by Linda Hughes




Eugenie Keefer BellJulie BlyfieldMelissa CameronJess DareMaureen Faye-ChauhanMarcus FoleyLinda HughesHelen Aitken-KuhnenJohannes KuhnenSue LorraineSim LuttinCarlier MakigawaVicki MasonLeslie MatthewsDore StockhausenBlanche Tilden

Our August exhibition, Down Under, is a group show of work by jewelers living and working in Australia. This unique collection includes jewelry made with carved wood, enamel, ceramic, beach rocks, plastic laminate, pearls, glass beads, sterling silver, brass, and steel.

Former San Diegan, Eugenie Keefer Bell has lived and worked in Australia since 1981. Her piece, "Edge of Winter", based on her photographs of winter landscapes in Finland, is featured on our invitation.

Jewelry from Taboo Studio is a personal, one-of-a-kind gift that endures. A selection can be made from an ever-evolving inventory of artists, or a custom piece may be designed using your stones or gems from the gallery's collection.

Opening Friday, August 29, the show runs through October 10. Please join us for a glass of wine, and the opportunity to view a unique collection of handmade jewelry by these distinguished artists.

OPENING RECEPTION – Friday, August 29, 2014 6-8 pm
The show runs through October 10, 2014


Beach brooch by Helen Aitken-Kuhnen

The Beach brooches on our home page are by Helen Aitken-Kuhnen. They are sterling and champlevé enamel. You can see more of her work at the link below.

Helen Aitken-Kuhnen


2014 marks our 26th year showing the most extensive collection of artist designed jewelry in San Diego county.

Brooch by Wendy McAllister

Jane Groover was intervied by Susan Cummins earlier this year regarding the recent show at Taboo Studio: Out of the Blue. Click the link below to read the interview on Art Jewelry Forum.

Taboo Studio: Out of the Blue

Arline Fisch in her studio

Susan Cummins interviewed Arline Fisch on the occasion of her show Hanging Gardens at Mobilia this spring. Read the interview on Art Jewelry Forum.

Arline Fisch: Hanging Gardens

Ramon Puig Cuyas -

This past January, Jane Groover visited one of our favorite jewelry artists at Massana School in Barcelona where he is head of the Jewelry Department. She convinced Ramon Puig Cuyàs to send four recent pieces from his Net-work series for exhibition in the gallery. They are currently on display along with our current show, Of Two Minds.

see more of his work

Missy Graff of Art Jewelry Forum recently interviewed Jane Groover about our exhibition, Perspective & Invention. If you are a fan of artist designed jewelry you may want to subscribe to the Art Jewelry Forum RSS feed.

Click the image below to read the insightful interview.

Art Jewelry Forum - logo
Tourmaline and amethyst jewelry

Taboo Studio does custom work for all occasions. Owners Jane Groover and Joanna Rhoades can design wedding and engagement rings, Mother's Day and anniversary gifts, or anything new and unique with our gemstones or yours. This photograph includes a one-of-a-kind white and yellow gold pendant with a yellow diamond and a rare 48-carat purple tourmaline. Shown on a white gold cable, it can be purchased for $3,400. Along with the pendant are two large cabochon rings on sterling silver bands with 22k gold bezels. The 22-carat amethyst ring in a size 7 is $863, and the 30-carat purple tourmaline ring, also a size 7, is $2,365. For questions or more information on the custom design process, call 619-692-0099 or email.

18k and Masitsit ring by Steven Brixner Sterling, 22k and moonstone ring by Steven Brixner Sterling and carnelian ring by Steven Brixner 18k and tourmalinated prehnite ring by Steven Brixner

Artist Steven Brixner has been with the gallery since we opened 26 years ago and has developed a following for his stunning rings.


Tuesday through Friday 11 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays and Major Holidays


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